Meriken Park1044 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 2 Hatobacho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0042, Japan
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
In 1868, when Japan started letting in foreign tourists and visitors, this area was the wharf where the ships could come in. The name comes from the Japanese translation for 'American'. In the latter half of the twentieth century this became a very popular tourist area, thanks in no small part to the nearby Kobe Port Tower, the Kawasaki Good Times World and the Kobe Maritime Museum. In 1995 a massive earthquake struck the region, which devastated the wharf. It was rebuilt as a maritime park, and there is a memorial to the victims of the earthquake here. To the west of the Kobe Port Tower there is a pier that extends out into the sea.
How to Reach Meriken Park
- JR, Hankyu, and Hanshin Lines stop Motomachi station
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45.45% of people who visit Kobe include Meriken Park in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
42.64% of people start their Meriken Park visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Meriken Park
91.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Meriken Park